Chance the Rapper Was Encouraged by Offset to Get Married

Chance the Rapper has always been known for his ability to unapologetically do things his own way. He rose to fame in 2013 when he came out with his mixtape called Acid Rain. Since that time, it seems like every song he comes out with becomes an instant hit.

What makes his career so unique is the fact that he was able to achieve unimaginable levels of fame without ever signing with any of the big-named label companies. His choice to go without a label has made it possible for him to be as creative as he wants with his own music.

Because Chance the Rapper has worked so hard to achieve success without having anyone tell him what to do, you may be surprised to know that he decided to finally settle down with his long-time girlfriend only after one of his friends had told him to. Keep reading to find out exactly how his friend, Offset talked him into getting married.

Who is Chance the Rapper’s wife?

Chance the Rapper performs onstage
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Chance’s wife’s name is Kristen Corley. The first time Chance saw his wife, he was just nine years old. He was attending a Christmas party at his mom’s job when he spotted Corley and a few other girls performing a Destiny’s Child song. 

Chance posted a sweet tweet, detailing how the two first met. “Now I’m locking eyes with the prettiest girl I ever seen on my almost-a-decade of life on Earth. I shouldn’t say locked eye,” Chance tweeted. “‘Cause really, I was just staring at her; as she and her girls were conquering this choreography.”

He had later said that he did not introduce himself to her at the party because it was not the right time. But he knew from the first moment that he saw her that he would be asking her to marry him one day.

A Few years later, Chance found out that the talented young girl that he had seen at the party grew up to become a gorgeous model. The two started officially dating in 2013.

How many children does Chance the Rapper have?

Chance and his wife welcomed a daughter named Kensli Bennett in 2015. Shortly after their daughter was born, the couple took a break for a little while and went to court so that they could come up with a custody arrangement and work out a child support plan.

Fortunately, the case was dropped in 2017 when Chance and Corley got back together for good. They ended up getting married in December 2018, and shortly after they said “I do,” they found out that they were expecting another little bundle of joy. And on August 29, 2019, their second daughter, named Marli, was born. 

They now have a total of two kids and both Corley and Chance seem happier than ever.

Did Offset really encourage Chance the Rapper to propose to his wife?

Recently, Chance the Rapper, Cardi B, and T.I. were on the Ellen DeGeneres show to promote their new music competition show on Netflix. 

Many fans had been wondering for a while what made him finally decide to marry his wife. During the interview with DeGeneres, he admitted that it was actually Cardi B’s husband, Offset, who made him realize that it was time to get married. 

When Ellen asked if it was Offset who had encouraged him to get married, Chance responded by saying: “Yeah…We were all in the backyard, and he pulled me to the side and he told me that [he and Cardi B] had just got married in the backyard. And he was like, ‘Yo, you need to take care of business, blah, blah, blah.’ Yeah, and I came home and I proposed two months later.”

We are sure that Chance would have eventually gotten around to asking Corley to marry him. But it does look like Offset definitely encouraged Chance to pop the question sooner rather than later.